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Tarver Highlights Free Filing Options Ahead of the State and Federal Tax Deadline

Tarver Highlights Free Filing Options Ahead of the State and Federal Tax Deadline

CHICAGO – As the deadline to file state and federal tax returns draws near, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“For many, filing taxes can become a tedious process, but fortunately, there are free filing options and services available to make filing less difficult,” said Tarver. “Payment plans are also available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments since families have been faced with many new challenges in recent months.”

Hernandez to Host Virtual One-On-One Utility Bill Clinics

Hernandez to Host Virtual One-On-One Utility Bill Clinics

AURORA, Ill. – To help consumers maximize their savings on utility costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting virtual one-on-one utility bill clinics with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Moylan Reminds Residents of July 15 Tax Deadline

Moylan Reminds Residents of July 15 Tax Deadline

DES PLAINES, Ill – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is reminding residents of the upcoming July 15 deadline to file their taxes, which was delayed from the usual date in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yednock Highlights Upcoming State and Federal Tax Deadline, Resources Available

Yednock Highlights Upcoming State and Federal Tax Deadline, Resources Available

OTTAWA, IL – As the July 15 deadline to file state and federal taxes approaches next week, state Rep. Lance Yednock is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“Filing taxes can become overwhelming for many, but there are free filing services and assistance programs from the IRS and state government available to ease the process,” Yednock said. “For those who may be faced with financial hardships, there are also payment plans available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments.”

Costa Howard to Host Second in Series of Community Conversations on Race

Costa Howard to Host Second in Series of Community Conversations on Race

LOMBARD – After a fruitful and thought-provoking inaugural event, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, will host the second in her three-part series of community conversations on race. The next conversation, which will focus on law enforcement, will be held via video link on Tuesday, July 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Welch Joins Castro and Advocates to Launch Proposal Demanding Increased Corporate Diversity at Big Banks

Welch Joins Castro and Advocates to Launch Proposal Demanding Increased Corporate Diversity at Big Banks

HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is joining state Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, and Otis Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of the Monroe Foundation to announce new legislation that requires financial institutions doing business with the state of Illinois to meet minimum corporate diversity standards at a press conference scheduled for Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Thompson Center.

Stuart Partners with CUB to Host Home Energy Saving Webinar

Stuart Partners with CUB to Host Home Energy Saving Webinar

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help residents save on their utility bills, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is partnering with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to host a Home Energy Saving Webinar on Friday, July 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Scherer to Host Local Blood Drive

Scherer to Host Local Blood Drive

DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is partnering with the Central Illinois Blood Center to host a blood drive for local hospitals in Decatur and Springfield to help address blood shortages.

Moylan Promotes Food Security Program amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Moylan Promotes Food Security Program amid COVID-19 Pandemic

DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines is encouraging families experiencing food instability during the COVID-19 public health crisis to take advantage of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program providing families with cash payments for the purpose of purchasing food.

Mason-Supported Seizure Smart School Act Goes Into Effect

Mason-Supported Seizure Smart School Act Goes Into Effect

GURNEE, Ill. – Students with epilepsy will be safer at school under legislation backed by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, that went into effect on July 1. Mason sponsored the Seizure Smart School Act, a measure that creates new seizure training requirements for all Illinois school employees.

Conroy Highlights COVID-19 Telehealth and Virtual Care Programs

Conroy Highlights COVID-19 Telehealth and Virtual Care Programs

VILLA PARK, Ill. – As COVID-19 continues to impact local communities, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is informing residents of a new Remote Patient Monitoring Program to allow sick patients to receive daily telehealth services through the new Virtual Care Program.